Deep dive reporting with Qlik
July 29, 2022

Deep dive reporting with Qlik

Silvia Guardini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

Qlik Sense Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with Qlik Sense

We use Qlik Sense to produce value-added information for our customers. The main objective is to answer critical business questions, underline the main KPIs and define new ones based on business changes and technology development. The last approach was for a fashion company where we helped to define the best KPIs regarding CRM analytics to be able to create customers' clusters and trigger the best product proposal for each of them.

Pros

  • Create a sophisticated reporting system
  • Strong storytelling possibilities
  • Website customization

Cons

  • The main Qlik Sense problem is the in-memory approach. Data needs to be uploaded for any elaboration, while it would be better to have a live approach to calculating each KPI directly on the DB side
  • Data upload becomes difficult with huge amount of data
  • Qlik Sense language is custom therefore it needs to be learned to use it

Do you think Qlik Sense delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Qlik Sense's feature set?

Yes

Did Qlik Sense live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Qlik Sense go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Qlik Sense again?

Yes

  • Better monitoring of shops, data available to each store manager and regional manager each morning.
  • We were able to define good customers clusters
  • Dashboards should be more attractive
Qlik Sense is one of the best reporting systems. It is stronger than PBI and Tableau when speaking about complex KPIs. It is really similar to MicroStrategy Analytics when you speak about obtained results, but it is easier to use, especially as it is more code-based. But is it weaker than PBI and MicroStrategy Analytics on the live approach as you need to upload memory for the data while the others allow live readings from DB.
Qlik Sense is really strong if you need to integrate the reporting system together with the company website. In this scenario, Qlik Sense is the best-suited reporting tool. It is also very smart when you need to create complex KPIs. I would not recommend it if the objective is to create a reporting system with a huge amount of data as you will need too much memory.

Qlik Sense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
8
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Delivery to Remote Servers
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
8
Javascript API
8
iFrames
9
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated

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